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"A work of revisionism that holds most other studies up to close scrutiny, this is an important book and one that demands careful reading. Cohn's encyclopedic and polyglot command of the secondary sources, combined with the sheer volume of records that he has scoured for his evidence, presents a dense and detailed read...A serious revisionist study...essential reading for any scholar whose work touches on the plague or the Renaissance."—History: Reviews of New Books
"A wealth of information."—Death Studies
"Delightfully readable. Conveys an ambitious and ultimately convincing argument in precise, often amusing prose. Cohn displays a combination of academic rigor and the ability to render the complex intriguing."—The Independent
About the Author
Samuel K. Cohn, Professor of Medieval History, University of Glasgow.